Monday, November 24, 2008

List of Thanks for Last Month

I promised that I would publicly thank all who helped us get through our difficult time last month. I hope I don't leave anyone out, and please know that this is specific to our immediate family, as I don't know everyone that would cover Dennis or Mark and Jessica's families. Scott and Val were with us when we received the initial news and immediately began to pray. Val and the kids offered to come up from Nashville to be with us. All of the teachers at CEC have been generous and understanding in the girls missing two weeks of school, giving them ample time to get things made up. Tim's boss was phenomenal in allowing him to take as much time off as needed. Renee took care of submitting our Boy Scout Popcorn order. Tammy, Molly, and Mary took care of the 1st and 2nd grade choir. Amanda took care of the school age class during Bible study. My mom took care of our dogs. Jen took my mom to the store to get more dog food when we ran out. Jen and Julie did an awesome job on our yard. Dick and Carol brought food for us while we were at the nursing home. Grandma bought us all a wonderful meal at Bob Evans. Paul & Jeanette made sure we had something to eat while we were at the funeral home. Aunt Karen, Aunt Nancy and Tom sent beautiful flowers. Aunt Karen, Mr. & Mrs. Busch, Cherie, and Mrs. Carnes are among many that came to the funeral home to support us. The members at The Gathering Place provided a great meal after the funeral. Diane, Deanna, Jen, Jenny, Aunt Rosie, and many of Dennis' neighbors brought lots of food to have at the house! Many gave donations to the Alzheimer's association and/or bought Gideon Bibles. The flood of cards and e-mails was huge. George & Connie put their own grief aside and made sure that our families were taken care of with food, crafts, games, tissues, or any other necessity during the long days at the nursing home. To all of you, we are so grateful! There is a special place in our heart for the leaders and members of Ninth and O Baptist Church. Thanks to all of you for your continued prayer support. You are our second family. I'll close with a quote from 1 Thessalonians 3:9, "How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?" May God bless you.

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